ANN ARBOR -- If Brady Hoke were the captain of a sinking ship, there's no question he would stay at the helm all the way to the bottom.
Right now, he might be doing just about the same thing.
As Michigan's season dissolves into irrelevance, Hoke is sticking by one rule. He's not going to put the blame on anyone but himself.
"I'm going to have to do a better job of coaching," Hoke repeated time and again after the 17-13 loss to Nebraska. After a couple lucky wins in a 5-0 start, Michigan has now lost three of four.
An offensive coordinator (Al Borges) who insists on a power-running attack, even when the team rushes for minus-69 yards in back-to-back losses? Hoke isn't going to hear any criticism.
"I liked the playcalling today," he said. "We didn't make the plays that we should have made, and that means I have to do a better job."
A quarterback who has been sacked 14 times in two games and appears to be a shell of the dynamic playmaker that helped Michigan beat Notre Dame? Hoke...